The Voice Recap: Battlefield Berths [Updated]

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Carson Daly kicked off the final installment of The Voice‘s Season 6 Blind Auditions by weirdly attempting to whip up a bit of competition where none existed: “Our coaches are deadlocked, with 11 artists — leaving each of them with one open spot to complete their teams,” the host observed, his use of “deadlocked” implying there might be some kind of bragging rights for filling out one’s roster first — as opposed to filling it out best. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


The Voice Recap: Maybe Just One More Try?

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Fun fact: The Bachelor: After the Final Rose is airing as I write this sentence. But as a reality TV recapper, I’m “here for the right reasons.” And that means I am obligated to ignore the fameosexual horror show/absurdist comedy unfolding over on ABC, and instead report on Episode 5 of The Voice‘s sixth season.

OK, yes, maybe the water cooler convo tomorrow will focus on …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


Reality Check: Is American Idol Season 13 in Trouble? Plus: Defending 'Harsh Harry' and Questioning Randy Jackson's 'Mentoring'

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Seacrest, we have a problem.

American Idol‘s Season 13 Top 12 performance night wasn’t exactly a memorable one — not for the right reasons, anyhow — and it’s causing even long-time fans of Fox’s reality singing competition to wonder if the rewards of viewership are worth the investment of every Wednesday and Thursday from now through late May. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Recap: Everybody Have Fun Tonight!

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Just when I start to think an episode of The Voice is getting as predictable as your average Bachelor nonsense — kiss, kiss, kiss, “right reasons,” cry, kiss, rose, elimination, repeat — producer Mark Burnett goes and throws us a curve ball.

Tonight’s installment of NBC’s singing competition focused largely on READ MORE & TAKE POLL


The Voice Recap: Land of the Losses [Updated]

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They can’t all be winners.

That was the surprising take-home message on tonight’s installment of The Voice — a two-hour meh-fest during which an unprecedented ratio (9 out of 20) singers failed to get a single button push from the merry band of Season 6 coaches. Unfortunately, said message applied …READ MORE & TAKE POLL


Reality Check: Hits and Misses from Idol's Top 13! Plus: How Pro Is Too Pro on The Voice?

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Caleb Johnson’s producer-enhanced rock-god moment. Malaya Watson’s “Runaway” meltdown. Jessica Meuse’s unexpected song choice. And an opening 45 minutes punctuated by mumbled lyrics, botched notes and possibly malfunctioning in-ear monitors.

These were the headlines from American Idol Top 13 performance night — along with …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


The Voice Recap: Show Me the Funny! [Updated]

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Here’s the thing about The Voice: Even in an episode where the musical talent doesn’t send you directly to iTunes in a flurry of “must download this immédiatement” enthusiasm, there’s still an undeniable magic beneath the surface.

Granted, it may not be musical magic, but …READ MORE


Ratings: Voice Opener Dips But Boosts Blacklist, 3 CBS Sitcoms Fall, Following Slips to New Low

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NBC’s The Voice opened Season 6 with 15.7 million total viewers and a 4.7 rating (per finals), dipping 8 percent in the demo from its Cycle 5 opener but up 15 percent and a tenth versus its year-ago premiere. READ MORE


The Voice Season 6 Premiere Recap: All the Singing Ladies (All the Singing Ladies)!

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I’m not sure what the sidewalks in your town are looking like right now, but where I live in Jersey City, they’re covered in a terrine of mud-blackened ice; found objects (I kid you not, I spotted a half-finished bottle of Arizona Iced Tea lodged in a snowbank today); wayyyy too many dog droppings (sigh); and sadness.

But just when you start thinking about crawling into a cave for another six months of hibernation, …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL


The Voice Exclusive: Season 6 Coaches 'Going for the Throat This Year,' Blake Shelton Teases

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Shakira and Usher are back for their second go-’round on The Voice — so don’t expect any learning curve as they battle to land the best singers from the Season 6 Blind Auditions. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO